Things must be getting better at Chesapeake Energy.
Roughly one year after massive employee layoffs – and an effort to get away from the extravagant, wasteful spending of the McClendon era – the company brought in Kelly Clarkson to perform at its employee Christmas party over the weekend. It was the coolest local corporate holiday event since Braum’s brought Constantine Maroulis to the Rain Tree Lounge in 2012.
We’re not sure how much Chesapeake spent on the total production, but with the current state of oil prices, I bet they’re regretting it. With what they paid Clarkson to perform, they could have hired 5 beekeepers, covered a fracking settlement and bought a new collection of historic maps.
I did a Google search for Kelly Clarkson + Oklahoma to see if there was any scoop on the show. Surprisingly, it hit the celebrity blog circuit. The only catch is the bloggers didn’t seem to care about where or why Kelly was performing, and if it’s wise or necessary for an energy company to spend that much on an employee holiday event during a cheap oil market. They were more excited with the backstage photography:
Via Perez Hilton:
Kelly Clarkson was recently preparing for her show on Saturday in Oklahoma when she shared how she gets ready to perform.
And it involves coffee, her baby girl River Rose, and lots of love!
And it’s clear that Kelly is loving her life as a mom and a superstar performer!
Here’s what she wrote on Instagram:
“Hangin’ backstage with River before my show tonight in Oklahoma!”
We can’t believe how big River Rose has gotten since we’ve last seen her.
That smile on her face is maybe the most adorable thing we’ve seen all week!
It’s pretty apparent to us how much she loves her mommy and vice versa!
And who could blame either of them?! They’re both that adorable!!!
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Quick question. Is Perez Hilton always that awful? I actually don’t read his site or really any other blogs, which I guess is kind of weird considering I’m a fledgling blogger, but if his writing is always that bad maybe it’s time to buy an extra exclamation point button for the keyboard and take TLO national. It seems easy enough. Also, is the owner of one of the most popular blogs in the world really begging for people to follow him on social media? Does that actually work?
Anyway, I hopped on Instagram and Twitter to search for pics and wobbly video clips with distorted audio of the Kelly Clarkson show. Here are a few examples of what I found:
Happy Monday, everyone, and welcome to yet another installment of Monday Morning Tweets. I hope these tweets find you well and that you’re enjoying these coming days just before Christmas. What’s that? You’re overwhelmed with parties, shopping, and impending credit card debt? Well, may these tweets offer you comfort in this time. They won’t finish your shopping or pack a flask for your company Christmas party for you, but perhaps they will make you giggle, if only a little.
As always, this week’s tweets are after the jump.
One major sign that you’re getting old, developing an adult brain and becoming very very boring is when you gradually stop watching MTV. For me, that transition occurred in the early aughts during my mid-20s.
I was obsessed with MTV during high school and college. It was channel 30 on Cox cable, and TRL, Real World, and even 120 Minutes were all required viewing, but watching the network gradually became more of a chore than a joy. This was before everyone had a TiVo or DVR, and there were only so many Oxy and Revlon commercials a guy could suffer through.
I’m telling you all this because I’m not too familiar with MTV shows that aired after 2001 or 2002 (excluding pop culture phenomenons like The Osbournes or Jersey Shore) and really don’t know a thing about Edmond native Sarah Greyson. She appeared on shows like Road Rules and The Challenge in the early aughts. I guess that’s cool.
Since her time on MTV, Sarah has appeared in fledgling independent films and commercials, like this one…
And this one…
And whatever this is…
Anyway, since Sarah is from Edmond, was on MTV, has been in national commercials, and kind of has a trendy girl next door Lizzy Caplan thing going on, she’s our Hot Girl Friday:
When you first read that headline you probably thought I was crazy. Why would you not want to invite Emily Sutton to your pool party? Not only would she probably bring kittens, lollipops, nice sun screen and have her handsome, totally better than you, fireman fiance be a lifeguard, but she could also probably use her burgeoning weather sorceress skills to shield your pool from the rain or move a lazy stray cloud in front of the sun when it gets too hot.
She’d be an awesome pool party guest, right? Not inviting her would be dumber than electing to re-punt the ball to Tyreek Hill in the 4th quarter of a close game as opposed to letting a team with a back-up Freshman quarterback attempt to drive 85 yards with no timeouts for a tying score. Basically, it would be Stoop-id.
But as Dean Blevins would say, don’t cum too handy tonight my #friend.
A few weeks back, Emily wrote a lengthy blog post about competing in an Ironman triathlon in Arizona. It was part of a fundraising effort for the Go Mitch Go Foundation. In her post, she shared this little nugget:
It’s the time of year where rush hour traffic is slower and darker, and the mall becomes two rather than one level of Hell. Also, the amount of audible complaints about other drivers sky rockets.
“Look at this dumbass trying to change lanes!”
“Learn how to drive!”
“I curse your Hummer!”
Nothing celebrates the birth of the savior like road rage. One thing I’ve noticed is the people who yell the most about other drivers are usually the worst drivers. The ones who quickly swerve into a space one inch larger than their vehicle, or pass you on the right side of the road without giving you the chance to change lanes. Just because throw your car around like an Indy car doesn’t make you a better driver, only an idiot.
Anyways, sorry to be your dad. I just find it interesting that the holidays brings out the jackassery of Americans. Only we use the purchasing of our toys as a chance to launch into a Gordon Ramsey-esqe tirade because “that damn Prius is going to slow.” With that jolly intro, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.
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